I have some history with anxiety and depression. But, they haven’t just affected me - I’ve learned to detect them behind pained smiles, hurting eyes and in surface conversations. But, before we go any further, let me first make one thing clear: if you suffer from anxiety or depression, this is NOT another Christian blog … Continue reading 4 Reasons Christians are Depressed
No Christian believes they are judgmental. The problem is, 9 times out of 10, the outside world sees them as just that. So, the question becomes, Why do most evangelical Christians not perceive themselves as judgmental? And, what exactly in their behavior screams they are? Oddly enough, I’ve been on both sides of this equation. … Continue reading 6 Questions. How to know if people think you’re judgmental
WOW. Scrolling through social media today, I feel like I’ve been on a roller coaster. First of all, I am a woman (so clearly I am pro-women) secondly, I’m a Christian. I’ve never felt the two worlds collide so much…but I’m not incredibly surprised. Our country has made huge strides in women’s rights. We’ve proven … Continue reading Why Jesus would march
I'm curled up under blankets typing this to you: my readers. This letter is long over due and my heart is literally bursting at the seams as I type this. If you were here, we'd be snuggled up on the couch, drinking coffee, sharing our stories. But, since the internet world is what connects us, … Continue reading An open letter to my readers
I’m not a huge Proverbs reader. Just gonna be honest about that. (Probably should be. It is the book on wisdom after all. Sheesh) REGARDLESS, I was thumbing through it today and happened upon this verse: through love and faithfulness, sin is atoned for….(Prov 16:6) Years ago, I would’ve read that through the Jesus lens … Continue reading When relationships hurt
I had A DAY. Like, one of those days where EVERYTHING IN FREAKING THE UNIVERSE THAT COULD GO WRONG, DOES. Yeah. It sucked. It was a day where my heart ached so deep, that I didn’t know if I could bear the weight of it. A day where old wounds mixed with new ones, served … Continue reading We have permission to FEEL.
No matter how perfect we appear on the outside, no matter how put together our lives seem – we all are helplessly living imperfect lives. GOOD LORD IS THIS TRUE. None of us are what we wish we were. None of our stories are only written with highlighted, proud, happy chapters. All of us carry … Continue reading Let shame die already.
I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on the value of relationships… Inevitably, the value you place inside relationships speaks greatly to the value you place on yourself (I may be eating a lot of cake right now as I type this. Don't judge. Sensitive topic people) There is this verse that says something to the … Continue reading The uninvested friend
Love is tricky business. Funny thing is, it’s supposedly the very thing that our faith is built on. This entire Christian thing is summed up in love. At least it’s supposed to be. But, this world has distorted our view of love. It’s distorted mine. The other day, God and I were having a rather … Continue reading My war against independence
Many things that God shows me and teaches me, I don't openly share. I hold them close - just for me. Today, I thought was one of those times...but when we were done, he told me to share it with you. It's no secret that I have a difficult time lining up scripture with the … Continue reading The counterfeit church